Govan Family History
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Govan Name Meaning
habitational name from Govan near Glasgow, first recorded c.1134 as Guven, possibly meaning ‘place of the smith’, although more recently a Cumbric word gir ‘hill’ has been suggested. from a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac a’Ghobhainn ‘son of the smith’, from gobha ‘smith’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Gogan, Gowan, Logan, Moran, Toran, Honan, Ronan, Cavan, Given, Dolan